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Hit the Trail: Great Pieces for Sunshine Days

Summer is officially here! Well, ok, it’s not technically summer since the summer solstice has not happened yet, but we all know that Memorial Day weekend is usually considered the unofficial-official start of summer. Personally, my favorite thing about summer is getting out of the Las Vegas heat to hike and camp with friends or my minions.

Getting out and enjoying nature under the summer sun calls for specific outdoor gear, especially for curvy girls.  First and foremost, make sure that most, if not all, of your gear has a UPF rating.  This fabulous feature is an AMAZING first line of defense to not only keep your face and décolletage looking young, but more importantly, 1 in 50 of us will be diagnosed with melanoma in our lifetime, and UPF-rated clothing and hats, like the one featured below from Outdoor Research, are a great way to protect you from the sun’s damaging rays.

Second, lightweight and moisture-wicking fabrics are a girl’s best friend out on the trail after her hydration reservoir. I LOVE convertible pants like the ones featured from Columbia. They’re thick enough to protect my legs while going through brush, heavy enough to keep me warm during cool desert morning and evenings, but even better as shorts during the heat of the day.

A great pack by Osprey is a definite essential with room for a light Columbia jacket or raincoat, snacks, and an included a 3-liter hydration reservoir.  Of course, don’t forget that great hiking boots are your best friend during those summer outdoor adventures, especially ones that are as comfortable (and good looking) the Vasque Breeze 2.0 with GTX.

Finally, for those times you’re spending the night out in nature, I am going to tout the best bag/ sleeping pad combination I’ve ever come across.  The beauty of Big Agnes sleeping bags and pads is that the bag has an integrated sleeve for the sleeping pad, thus insuring it doesn’t sneak away while you sleep! The Double Z sleeping pad is lightweight, air-filled and extra cushy at four inches thick, and honestly makes sleeping out in the rocky desert as comfortable as on my bed back home. As an added bonus, it doesn’t squeak and crackle like most sleeping pads do! Who knew camping could be so comfy?

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1. Columbia Plus Size Bahama™ Long Sleeve Shirt

2. Soybu Plus Size Alicia Tank

3. Terramar Plus Size Short Sleeve Scoop Top

4. Columbia Plus Size Arcadia II Jacket

5. Columbia Plus Size Saturday Trail II ™Converible Pant

6. Columbia Plus Size Saturday Trail™ Long Shorts

7. Soybu Plus Size Allegro Capri

8. Osprey Raven 14 Backpack

9. Outdoor Research Oasis Sombrero

10. Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX

11. Big Agnes Women's Juniper Sleeping Bag

12. Big Agnes Double Z Sleeping Pad

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Start Your Summer Adventure with Kühl Clothing

When one thinks of the word “adventure”, it’s easy to imagine adrenaline-pumping activities or treks that take you into uncharted territories, but we think of adventure in a much broader sense, especially during the summer months, when our spirit of exploration seems to peak.  Adventure can mean different things to different people. But one thing always remains true—every adventure, near or far, starts with the right gear.

Kühl® offers a great assortment of durable, comfortable and yes, adventure-ready outdoor clothing for no matter where your summer itineraries take you! From flattering, easy-to-wear dresses for warm-weather travels, to breathable hoodies for the airports and sightseeing, to more rugged styles like hiking pants for nature excursions, Kühl is the perfect foundation for living life to its fullest.

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Women's

1. Kühl Futura™ Top

2. Kühl Splash Roll-Up Pant

3. Kühl Naomi™ Top

4. Kühl Møva™ Dress

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Men's

1. Kühl Steath Shirt

2. Kühl Renegade 12” Short

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4. Kühl Ramblr™ 10” Short

Featuring adventure-focused techonolgy, Kühl clothing is specifically designed to make travels, hikes, camping and any other outdoor endeavor more comfortable and fuss free. Utilizing superbly soft fabrics, UPF protection, four-way stretch and other features not found in regular clothing, Kühl takes every summer adventure to the next level by making every move as cool and comfy as possible.

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Meet the KEEN UNEEK, A Sandal that Breaks the Mold!

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With innovation and the need to explore uncharted territories at the very core of their DNA, It’s no real surprise that KEEN created the one-of-a-kind UNEEK sandal/shoe hybrid. This entirely new approach to footwear is designed to complement the natural shape of every unique foot—and just like people, no two feet are exactly alike.

Guided by the spirit of uninhibited exploration and simple design, KEEN UNEEK is a sandal that was built for adventure! Its innovative two-cord construction allows it to mold to everyone’s foot for the most individualized fit imaginable.  It adapts to your foot’s unique shape, giving you freedom of movement that’s secure, lightweight and ready for just about anything your adventurous heart wants to tackle.

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All that incredible upper flexibility is built on the foundation of a light PU midsole that offers the durability you’d expect from a KEEN shoe. And for all those water-filled excursions you’re bound to take with your UNEEK sandals, the high traction rubber outsole ensures secure footing with every step. If that doesn’t make for the ultimate adventure shoe, we don’t know what does!

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Take it to the Trail & Beyond with adidas Outdoor Terrex Boost

When you take your running routine off the beaten path and into more rugged terrain, three things are of the utmost importance when it comes to trail running shoes: lightweight comfort, great support and fit. The adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost covers all those bases and more.

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Whether it’s trail running, mountain running or other off-trail adventures, the adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost delivers all the comfort you’d come to expect from a great running shoe, but also focuses on durability. When you’re tackling rough trails, a durable trail running shoe makes sure you get the most mileage.

Of course, all that durability would mean nothing without the proper support. The Terrex Boost features a lightweight boost™ midsole that provides great energy return with every stride. The PRO MODERATOR™ support also stabilizes as the rugged rubber outsole provides excellent traction on slick surfaces. And let’s not forget about fit. Its stretchy mesh upper and stable heel ensures a snug yet comfortable fit to keep every off-trail session more enjoyable.

Watch the video below where endurance athlete Don Bowie talks about why he loves the adidas® Outdoor Terrex Boost!

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New Brand Spotlight: KAVU

KAVU, which stands for Klear Above Visibility Unlimited, was launched back in 1993 with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a philosophy to live life to its fullest every day.

Today, KAVU designs and produces men’s and women’s outdoor clothing and rugged bags to keep up with the adventures of daily life. Their extensive line of durable bags, backpacks and outdoor apparel are tested for the pursuit of the great outdoors—whether it’s in your own backyard or around the world!

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Left to Right: Kavu Rope Sling, Kavu Sidewinder, Kavu Ravenna Dress

 

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New Brand Spotlight: Mountain Khakis

For the adventurous soul, there is simply no substitute for the freedom, the authenticity and the unbridled spirit that the great outdoors offers. This pursuit of rugged adventure is a way of life that’s embraced by those who yearn for much more beyond the daily hustle and bustle.

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Mountain Khakis is a brand that started as organically as a spur-of-the-moment roadtrip. What started as a casual conversation amongst nature enthusiasts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming has since evolved into one of the most admired lifestyle apparel brands dedicated to the mountain and outdoor life.

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Going on a warm hike during that spring getaway or maybe catching an early-season baseball game with the boys? Mountain Khakis’ focus on performance and quick-dry, moisture-wicking fabrics makes it an easy choice! Take the Mountain Khakis Camber 105 shorts for example-- these versatile men’s shorts can take you from trail to tailgate to tavern with its triple-stitched seams, quick-stash cell phone pocket, diamond-shaped action gusset and a super comfy stretch. If you’re into versatility and durability, these shorts do not disappoint!

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Mountain Khakis also makes versatile, adventure-ready clothing for you nature-loving ladies out there! Whether it’s a pair of women’s twill hiking shorts or a flattering shirt dress that looks just as good at dinner as it does on that spring vacation, Mountain Khakis puts the focus on a wearable balance between contemporary style and dependable, rugged quality.

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New Brand Spotlight: Pajar CANADA

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Backed by over five generations of footwear expertise, Pajar CANADA was started back in 1963 by Paul Golbert to provide comfortable cold-weather boots, waterproof boots and casual boots without sacrificing style.  

Their rich Canadian heritage ensures that each stylish boot is crafted with great attention to detail and design using only premium leathers and materials.

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New Brand Spotlight: Jack Wolfskin

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Jack Wolfskin outdoor clothing and gear are designed with the ultimate outdoor adventurer in mind. As one of Europe’s leading providers for the outdoor lifestyle, Jack Wolfskin is built on the focus of combining the best possible weatherproof functionality with all-day comfort.

If you live for the freedom of the great outdoors, if you are always pining for that next great adventure, Jack Wolfskin jackets, coats and outdoor gear was made for you! Their durable, high-quality materials are tried and tested to stand up to the harsh elements of rain, wind, snow and cold -- all while looking superbly timeless.

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1. Jack Wolfskin "Fairfield" Women's Jacket

2. Jack Wolfskin "Svalbar" Men's Jacket

3. Jack Wolfskin "Milton" Women's Jacket

4. Jack Wolfskin "Milton" Women's Coat

5. Jack Wolfskin "Carson" Men's Jacket


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